Please visit www.crbanc.org/events for a full course description.
Coats for the City shares the love of Jesus by providing warm coats and the gospel to residents of New York City each December. N.C. Baptists have partnered with the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association (MNYBA) in this effort for eight years. Working with churches across New York City, we desire to distribute coats along with a Bible or Jesus film in the language of every recipient.
What kind of coats do we need?
- New or gently used heavy coats that can withstand a New York City winter.
- Lighter-weight coats used for layering.
- No holes, tears, or stains.
- Zippers should work.
Please call (828) 437-0137 to schedule a drop-off time.
Each September, we ask that churches across NC prayerfully consider participating in the 19 ministries of Baptists on Mission through the NC Missions Offering (NCMO). This offering provides the entire regular budget for Baptists on Mission, about half of the church planting budget for NC, and returns 10% of the offering to local Associations to use as God leads. Some churches think that their Cooperative Program (CP) gifts provide the funding for Baptists on Mission’s ministries like Disaster Relief and Rebuild, but CP funds do not provide the budget for Baptists on Mission. Please encourage your church to promote the NCMO and offer relief for today and hope for tomorrow.
The time to begin promoting the NC Missions Offering is now! HERE is a link to a video that helps tell the story of how medical missions through Baptists on Mission changes lives around the world.
We are excited to announce we will be hosting Mission Fair 2022 at this year’s Fall Meeting/Worship Celebration at Mount Home on October 23rd. At Mission Fair 2022, we will have missionaries (local, state, national, and IMB), as well as mission partners present to bless and help our churches. Additionally, we are excited to provide an opportunity for each of our CRBA churches to have a table where they can exhibit their ministries and mission involvement to brag about what Jesus is doing in and through our churches. If your church would like to have a table/exhibit, please contact our CRBA office to RSVP. In addition to all the helpful exhibits, desserts will be served.
Christmas in August is approaching, and we are excited about the opportunity to serve our community through our annual Toy Store ministry again this year. This is when our churches work together to collect new toys to help families in Burke County. We have the collection boxes ready to be picked up at our CRBA office for any church or business willing to participate. To claim your box, please come by our office (1812 US 70 E., Morganton) or give us a call at 828-437-0137. Your help is greatly appreciated.
We are excited about this year’s golf tournament to support our upcoming Toy Store Ministry to bless children and families in Burke County. To help us raise funds, we are asking businesses and our CRBA churches to “Sponsor A Hole.” There are different levels of support that allow churches and businesses of all sizes the ability to participate.
To learn more and to become a hole sponsor, please call our office or go to https://www.crbanc.org/toystore/.
Creative Fall Outreach ideas (from Outreach Magazine)
- During the first weeks of school, encourage teachers and faculty at local schools.
Drop by the school offices with coffee, donuts, and notes that say, “[Church name] loves the faculty and staff at [school name].”
- Start an after-school ministry.
Serve children outside the church, as well as congregants’ kids, with a structured, low-cost program. Separate kids by age and schedule homework time, snacks, and outdoor and indoor play.
- Tutor local students.
Each Saturday during the school year, open your church building for students to come and receive free, one-on-one tutoring from high school students and adults. Include refreshments.
- Feed the football team.
Connect with athletes in your community and their families by providing a meal and gathering place after games.
- Send teams of three or four people to rake lawns and gather up leaves free of charge.
Deliver baked goods and invite residents to church.
- Grab some ladders, trash bags and gloves, and send volunteers to clean their neighbors’ rain gutters.
It’s messy work, but homeowners appreciate it.
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Invite someone who has battled breast cancer to speak at your church. She can share her story and testimony of how God worked through the situation.
For more creative ideas, please go to www.crbanc.org/creative-ministry-ideas/.
Amherst Baptist is seeking a Full-time Pastor. Please send resumes to email@example.com.
Burkemont Baptist is bringing the Dental Ministry Trailer from Baptist On Mission to our community. This important ministry will take place on August 19th and 20th, and we need your help. The following volunteers are needed:
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Prayer Counselors, Greeters, folks to provide meals, etc.
If you would like to help with this wonderful ministry, please call Eddy Bunton at Burkemont Baptist. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Hopewell Baptist is hosting a Back to School Party! Details below.
Icard’s Grove Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.
Mull’s Grove Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Music Minister. Please send resumes and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a Piano Accompanist for Wednesday night choir practice (7:00 pm) and Sunday morning service (10:30 am). There will be a stipend offered. Pleasant Hill is also seeking a part-time Worship Leader. Please email questions and resumes to email@example.com or mail to:
2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655
Zion is hosting a Back to School BASH! Details below.
FBC Hildebrand is seeking an Organist & Part-time Music Director for our church. This is a paid position and will require you to be here for Sunday & Wednesday services and any special services; revival, cantata, dramas, etc. Please submit your resume to the church office by mail at PO Box 220, Hildebran, NC 28637, or you can email your resume to Kendra Arrowood firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenwood Baptist Church is seeking a man of God to be our full-time pastor. If interested, please submit your resume to:
Glenwood Baptist Church
Attn: Pastor Search Committee
PO Box 218
Glenwood, NC 28737
or online at email@example.com.
Poovey’s Grove Baptist Church is seeking a full-time senior pastor. For more information, please contact Classie Whisenant at (828) 381-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Baptist Church of Lincolnton, NC:
Wanted: Part-time Facilities Manager who has demonstrated maintenance experience. If interested, please send a resume to First Baptist Church, Attn: Dr. Stanley Spence, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or email Vicki.email@example.com.
Yadkin Baptist Church located in the North Carolina Foothills is seeking a full-time pastor who is a gifted teacher, effective communicator and a skilled counselor. A Master’s Degree, Southern Baptist Seminary/Divinity School Degree is preferred or an equivalent of education and experience. This position requires more than 5 years of pastoral experience. Salary and benefits commensurate based on education and experience includes housing, paid holidays, and vacation. Resumes may be submitted to Yadkin Baptist Church Pastor Search Committee, c/o Mike Cook, 4763 Kirby Mountain Road, Lenoir, NC, 28645 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes must be submitted by August 31, 2022.
The Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County is having a benefit festival and would like to offer our churches the opportunity to sign up for an informational booth where you may distribute information about your church and its specific ministries. The booth fee is $75, and all proceeds will go to the Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County. The deadline to register is September 25th.